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Black History Month Crossword

Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Its success launched nationwide efforts to end racial segregation of public facilities.
Born in Atlantic City New Jersey in 1917, became a nationally known figure virtually overnight when his The Migration Series was shown at New York’s Downtown Gallery in 1941. He became the first African-American to be represented by a New York gallery.
August 11, 1965, this rebellion lasted for six days, resulting in 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries and 4,000 arrests, involving 34,000 people and ending in the destruction of 1,000 buildings, totaling $40 million in damages.
The first woman of color to head the local YWCA, which offers housing, transportation and job training services for low-income families while seeking to combat racism and empower women.
The first African American to fly into space.
Pictured with Paul Robeson shaking hands at the world Peace Conference in Paris.
He wrote several autobiographies eloquently describing his experiences in slavery and his life after the Civil War, including the well-known work Narrative of the Life of __________________, an American Slave.
Novelist and short-story writer who wrote the novel Native Son and his autobiography titled Black Boy.
Became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court justice.
She made literary history as with her 1969 memoir which became the first nonfiction bestseller by an African American woman.
She escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad.
Born in Akron, OH, writer, poet and teacher who was the first African American to serve as Poet Laureate of the United States.
Singer, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur who was a major figure in the history of popular music and, along with Ray Charles, one of the most influential Black vocalists of the post-World War II period.
Born in Chicago, most of her professional life has been devoted to the service of people, causes, and not for profit organizations. President and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative.
African American leader in the civil rights movement, minister and supporter of black nationalism.
Directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, “l Have a Dream”. At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize.
Painted important events and people in African American history. Won the National Medal of Arts, our nation’s highest award for artists.
Became one of the most important, passionate, and powerful voices of the civil and voting rights movements and a leader in the efforts for greater economic opportunities for African Americans.
Player who led the NFL in rushing for eight of his nine seasons. He was the dominant player of his era and was considered one of the best running backs of all time.